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The Teacher Shortage

There’s an old bromide that declares, “Those who can’t do, teach.” Its assumption – that teachers are people with no practical skills, so they turn to the classroom to earn their livings – is emblematic of the lack of respect […]

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Homeschooling in America

If you’re one of the growing number of parents contemplating using homeschooling as an option for educating your children, there’s a lot of positive news about this learning model to help you make an informed decision. Three decades ago home […]

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Girls in STEM Programs

There’s a gender gap worldwide in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) workforce. Although the numbers and percentages vary by country, women everywhere are far less likely to pursue an education or a career in a STEM field. Given […]

Are Girls Afraid of Math

Are Girls Afraid of Math?

If you’re a female engineer and a mother of daughters, shouldn’t it be reasonable to assume that one or more of them will follow your career path and seek out a career in a STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) […]

Math Anxiety and the Role of Parents

Math Anxiety and the Role of Parents

Parents are generally the most important influence in shaping their children’s characters, so perhaps it shouldn’t be surprising to learn that they also affect their offsprings’ attitudes toward mathematics. Researchers at the University of Chicago previously showed that students can […]